Call out to Trafford veterans for Royal British Legion centenary project

Trafford Council is asking 100-year-olds and those turning 100 this year to share their stories to mark the centenary year of the Royal British Legion.

Formed in 1921 in the aftermath of the First World War, the Royal British Legion (RBL) has provided welfare support and comradeship to millions. To highlight the charity’s work they are now inviting members, staff and volunteers to tell the stories that celebrate 100 years of honouring and supporting servicemen and women.

With many veterans living in Trafford, it is hoped that they, and anyone else whose life has been touched by the service, will take part in the project and share their personal experiences to highlight the impact the RBL has had over the past century. The RBL would only like veterans who were 100 last year or will turn 100 this year to respond for this particular project.

All accounts and photographs submitted will be uploaded into the RBL’s digital library to create a rich and detailed picture of the charity’s work and achievements.

More details of the project can be found on the British Legion website and anyone wishing to take part should email

Cllr Judith Lloyd, Trafford’s Armed Forces Champion said:

“The Royal British Legion has done phenomenal work for the Armed Forces community over the past 100 years. Its campaigning, remembrance and welfare support from small interventions to life-saving actions make a daily difference to people’s lives.

It would be wonderful if some of our 100-year-old Trafford veterans could take part in this special project to document how the RBL has touched them. It could be sharing photographs of friendships made, telling how they volunteered themselves or stories of how the service has assisted them. When all the memories are brought together it promises to be a powerful and very human account of the charity’s history and it would be great to see Trafford communities included.”

For more information on the project, please email

Posted on Wednesday 24th March 2021